- Gua Sha Tool
Gua Sha Tool
Gua Sha is an ancient form of Chinese Facial massage used to relax muscles, move lymph, increase circulation and smooth fine lines. In just a few minutes a day you will see less puffiness, increased elasticity, a healthy glow and a noticeable lift to facial structures. It's also great for relieving tension headaches and jaw pain.
Begin with a. clean face and apply an emollient moisturizer or face oil so your do not pull too aggressively on the delicate tissues of the face.
Forehead: Stroke from the middle of your eyebrows and up to your hairline to smooth wrinkles
Lower Forehead: Sweep from the center of the forehead above your eyebrows going out to your temples.
Under Eyebrow: Use the curved part of your gua sha tool to scrape the area underneath your eyebrow and above your eyes to lift the brow area.
Under the Eyes: Slowly and lightly stroke the under eye area. Start from the side of your nose and go up to your temple. Imagine moving the stagnant lymph from the middle of your face up to the temple and all the way to the hairline to eliminate puffiness under the eye.
Cheek: Do the same sweeping motion for the cheek area. Go from the side of your nose, across your cheek, and up again to the middle of your ear to help with under eye puffiness and contour the cheek bone.
Mouth area: Do the same for the mouth area again sweeping the lymph upward to your ear to smooth marionette lines.
Neck: Scrape from your collarbone up to the jawline.
Under chin: Scrape from the soft area under your chin to the bottom of your ear to help contour the jawline.
Chin: Sweep from the middle of your face, under your lower lip and to the earlobe.
The big sweep: Collect all the lymph you’ve moved to the side of the face and dump it to your lymphatic drainage. Sweep from the center of your forehead right under your hairline, down to your temple, down to your ear until you reach your neck and terminus area. Do several times for a clean sweep.Now do the other side.
You may also use your tool to massage any facial muscles that feel tight or need a little love.